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Who We Are_

UnderstandUs is a volunteer initiative that combats the stigma of mental health.

Our Vision

To be the leading organization in Canada for starting a positive mental health conversation.

Our Mission

Through conversation, we challenge people to feel, think, and act differently about mental health. We promote awareness, provide education, and build relationships in our community.

We Believe

  • The biggest impact we can make is in youth education.
  • Encouraging vulnerability allows youth to seek help at an early age.
  • Isolation results from misconceptions and stigmas attached to mental health.
  • There is a need for healthy outlets in the early stages of mental illness.

Our Story

The UnderstandUs team was extremely professional and very accommodating as they adapted to our curricular and school needs. They address a very important issue in life that we don't often find in the curriculum.

Jordan McFarlen Cambell Collegiate

Jim and UnderstandUs worked with my staff on how mental wellness can impact happiness at work. Not only did it improve attitudes at work but influenced their lives.

Colter Wood Coda and Cade Clothing

Jim was informative and interactive. He made everyone feel comfortable speaking about their personal experiences with mental health which led to open and honest discussions. We have received a lot of positive feedback and look forward to having him back.

Kyle Barth Associated Engineering

UnderstandUs Family